Harvey Weinstein. Trump. The solar eclipse. "Fearless Girl." NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The wrong movie handed an Oscar. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
These are all images from the History Channel's end-of-year wrap-up movie, a whistlestop tour of some of the year's most striking images. It juxtaposes good and evil, triumph and disaster in a beautifully edited and photographed one-minute sequence, then ends with the words: "How will History remember 2017? How will you remember 2017?"
Set to Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth," the video was created by U.K. agency Sunshine and will be shown on History over the next three-and-a-half weeks, as well as on its social channels. According to History, the film is its most ambitious end-of-year film thus far, in terms of complexity, scale and distribution.
Amanda Hill, CMO of A+E Networks, says in a statement: "2017 has been a year filled with shadow and light. It was one that delivered so much that History looked to capture this in one end of year sizzle. As storytellers who aim to explore the beautiful intricacies in how history is made every day, we need to take pause in moments like these and truly reflect. The end of year story--told through carefully curated video and photography--brings us back to those moments of greatness, beauty, shock and profundity that will be remembered as 2017."